Thursday, September 19, 2013

DesignWorks Divas workshop!

Woohoo - the Fall season has arrived!  SO has the first class of the new Fall schedule for the "DesignWorks Divas!"

Here are our 'new digs' in the Bernina Sewing Store at our brand new Temple Terrace location..( wow - BIG screen!).  I have redesigned the class and incorporated a new teaching model for the ladies so they will be able to go home and use this software!
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The lesson for the workshop was an adaptation of the post from Mary Beck for We All Sew "Crazy for Hexagons" here

Others see this post as a quilt but not me, I see "Mug Rugs! instead of a quilt- ...................yikes -too BIG for me!

Here is a pic of our finished Cutwork file...mmm what does this file look like??

The class  was to learn how to create our own the Cutwork and Appliqué files for our Bernina machines and that is exactly what we did!!  Of course it took us all night to create the files but THAT is why you take the class ladies! :)

So back at home, in my very special sewing studio. I created these 4 adorable mug rugs!  Check them out here...
I used Riley Blake's fabric line called "Hello Sunshine".  These just seem so bright and cheery to me!

Here is a close up of the mug rug in front!

I added the back piece before the last step of the appliqué design.  Here is what the back looks like....

Here are the basic steps to creating this set of "Grandmother's Garden" Mug rugs!

So Step #1 is to cut out your shapes for the cutting file and fuse the adhesive to the back...

The Step #2 is to create the sandwich of two layers of Hydrostick..

Then we are ready to cut!  Are you ready for cut #1???

And it is on to cut is what the prompt looks like on your screen...

Time to turn the dial...

We are on a roll.... it is now time to turn the dial to #3

Turn the dial to #4 - at last!!

Woohoo ,,, we are almost finished! Is this easy or what???

Woohoo!! .... they are all cut out!  Now it is time to start stitching!  If you would like to create your very own file - be sure and visit the "We All Sew" blog where Mary does a terrific job in explaining how to create this design.

If you purchased your Cutwork software at the Bernina-Pfaff Sewing Center in Tampa, Fl..  The next class is October 14th from 5:30-8:30!  The topic for the class is "50 Shades of Cutwork"!!

If you would like to purchase the Cutwork software only or any part of the DesignWorks software, please call the store at 813-969-2358.  I am there on Mondays and Saturdays, but our friendly staff will be able to help you Monday through Saturday!

I hope to see you all there....

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